31 Little-Known Black History Facts You May Not Have Learned In School

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe and Jane Burnett


These span various topics that will inspire you to take your research beyond Black History Month.


From the hidden figures who made an impact, essential Black inventors, change-making civil rights leaders, award-winning authors, and showstopping 21st-century women, Black American history is incredibly rich. Resources like BlackPast.org, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Library of Congress are great ways to learn little-known facts about Black history and broaden your understanding of the culture.

We’ve gathered a few choice bits of trivia, spanning various topics that will inspire you to take your research well beyond Black History Month, and share the information with friends and family. You’ll never run out of things to learn, and who knows? These iconic figures might even motivate you to shoot for the stars in your own life and career.

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